I TAKE on greater challenges on April 1 following our editor-in-chief’s resignation as I assume his post.
For the record, there is no bad blood here. Kuya Sam just feels it is time for him to move on and as a friend, I could only wish him all the best and as I have already told him, good health for his family.
HAVE you ever heard that pick up line, “Para kang unlimited rice, mahirap tanggihan”? Well, I did in the just concluded Koreanovela I had the delight to watch, “A Gentleman’s Dignity”.
True, a lot of restaurants have taken to unlimited rice as a major come on. Everybody happy, or so I thought.
JUST how important is it for us to protect our watersheds? It is most important.
And what role does the community play in saving our watersheds? A very crucial one.
THE grand street dancing and float parades over the last weekend surpassed last year’s, I must say.
I enjoyed the creativity behind the floats and the street dances. It helped that a press kit was given to us and it detailed the stories behind the performances. Thanks to the Baguio Cultural Society, headed by University of the Cordilleras VP Alec Mapalo, for helping me appreciate last Saturday’s superb showing. Congratulations to all parade participants, especially to our tireless and always smiling graders.
THE 18-year odyssey of the Baguio Flower Festival or the Panagbenga, as it is now more popularly known, has not been without its misunderstandings, misgivings and misadventures.
But whose journey is free of challenges? A Panagbenga unhampered by obstacles is almost unthinkable. The hardships this most-awaited celebration in the city faced and continues to face are what defined the Panagbenga into what it is now - world-class.
JOHN Hay Management Corporation president and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Agbayani called for a press conference Friday last week to address issues surrounding the agency, particularly the 60 dead trees cut within the camp premises.
Understandably, Agbayani was distraught over the negative reports which appeared in papers and just like mother protecting her cub, she was fierce.
MALEN Catajan and I call her “Barbie” owing to her height, slender frame and beauty.
I hope Senator Pia Cayetano is not insulted by the nickname. The original Barbie doll, after all, does not have a law degree and will never make it to the Philippine Senate or any Senate for that matter. Moreover, the original doll only has a “Gym Barbie” version, such a far cry to the numerous achievements the lady senator has as a triathlete.
WATCHING a rerun of a media forum over a local cable channel aired last week, I started conjuring up images of what a typical journalist in Baguio is – bellied (due to the free lunches), wearing a sneer (because he finds delight in ALWAYS writing bad news), wearing the latest in fashion and toting the latest in gadgets (because of the money he extorts from his poor news sources).
And I forgot – he doesn’t know his English.
BAGUIO CITY -- Classes in several schools in this city were suspended Monday following a 4.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Baguio and nearby areas Monday afternoon.
The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, was felt at intensity 5 in the entire city, sending people to panic.
NO, I did not have peanut butter sandwich for breakfast yesterday. I had tapang kabayo with the BFF over at Ketchup Community’s Rancho Norte. We were up early and the resto wasn’t even opened yet when we arrived. I suggested for us to go to John Hay instead but he stood his ground. He wanted his “yongkabarns” as he calls it. And so yesterday, I had my first taste of kabayo and to his relief, I actually liked it.